Off to the Races Radio features TJ Aguirre, TK Kuegler
Off to the Races Radio presented by The Racing Biz returns Saturday, July 16 as its 25th season rolls on.
The one-hour program will air each Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. on ESPN Richmond (106.1 FM) and via livestreaming. It will feature news and conversation about Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Virginia, around the Mid-Atlantic, and across the nation.
- Uncaptured Storm named “Claiming Horse of the Year”After a season in which he won nine times, the oft-claimed Uncaptured Storm, who raced in the Mid-Atlantic, has been named claiming horse of the year.
Nick Hahn will host with support from Frank Vespe. Derby Bill Watson will join each week to provide his handicapping insights and special brand of humor.
“We’re thrilled to have Off to the Races back on the air,” said Frank Vespe, owner and publisher of The Racing Biz, which presents the program. “We’re looking forward to another season filled with great guests, good banter, and plenty of laughs.”
Saturday’s show features visits from trainer T. J. Aguirre and owner T. K. Kuegler. Aguirre trains Chambeau, a five-year-old mare who made her much-delayed first career start a winning one at Colonial Downs when she won the Tyson Gilpin Stakes July 11.
Kuegler is the principal behind Wasabi Ventures Stable. He’ll be watching the action at Monmouth Park closely, when Benevengo, a horse his group claimed for $25,000 four starts back, faces the starter in the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Stakes against such stalwarts as Jack Christopher and Taiba.
Sponsors include the Virginia Thoroughbred Association, Virginia Equine Alliance, Maryland Jockey Club, Charles Town Races, Delaware Park, and others.
“We appreciate our sponsors who support Off to the Races,” Vespe said. “And we especially appreciate all of our listeners.”
Each week’s show will be archived on TheRacingBiz.com.